Monday, June 21, 2010

We are signing our life away today

    I think that is exactly the way my husband feels. Today we are supposed to close on the little ranch. It was cancelled 3 times last week due to the mortgage company not doing their job.  I have an estimate in the improvements we liked to do before moving in. First estimate is 42,000. I almost fainted when I heard. We do not have that kind of money so I think we will be tearing carpet and taking paneling down. They wanted 900.00 for disposing of the trash. I'm going to pay 900.00 to myself. The amount of stuff I can buy with 900.00, it is not going to happen. I wish there was no burn ban. I will be burning a lot of stuff, heck, I might turn into a little arsonist. I didn't want to go the sub-contractor way, we may have to ended up doing just that.
    Once I get the key today I will go in and take pictures of the house and shop as it stands today. I miss calculate and choose the wrong profession. I should have been a handy girl, concrete, tile, granite install and all that stuff. It is where the money is. I have decorate homes and have never made that kind of money, actually I stop doing it out of sheer frustration. I will finish this post tonight, hopefully with good news. Later, Marta.

Ok, it is ours. I'm so excited, scared, stressed, hopeful, etc, etc, etc. I guess it is normal to feel this way. This little place is going to be our retirement place as far as we know. The Killeen and Fort hood area happened to be one of the areas that have been less affected by the bad economy. My business had not suffer and my husband have been with the same company for 15 years. Even though is a contract job every time the contract comes up for bids the new company retain the work force in place. We are VERY blessed. So enough blah...Photos for you all. Remember to looked at it with  visionary eyes.

                                                                       THA SHOP
                                                                    1,2oo sf of steel
I felt in love with the little porch and the french door and windows. I have a vision.

I'm losing a lot of sf but this is all mine.

                The gate and little fencing got to go. They try to keep the horses away from this area.

I see flowers and bushes and lots of work.

                                  I see all my garden junk in the porch. Landscape around and voile!
I'm not sure we are going to keep all the wire fencing, we are not going to have animals, hum, maybe the biggest dog I can find, a great dane will be wonderful.
This is going to be my husband's shop. It used to be a small stable, we will expand the concrete all the way to the side making it about 700 sf.
I think we count so many oaks in the acreage and I'm loving it. My friend realtor got me a tree person. That is a face that you stick to the tree. I think I will buy some more.
                      This is a big oak. I always wonder how long they have been around.
                  Chickies, this all for today. Tomorrow I will give you a tour of the house. I will be interviewing contractors and getting more estimates. Blessings, Marta.


Sares said...

Amen! I suppose you could bury all the trash for future generations to discover. that's what they used to do in the old days! I am so excited for you and can't wait to see pictures, the before and the afters! Congratulations!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Good news indeed! Many congrats!!

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

Marta! Thank you so much for your kind words on my posting. I really appreciate it. I can't wait to see pictures of the new place. ~Mindy

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh dear, good luck!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Marta, I have to say again, this is one fantastic place. I can so see you putting a shop there. Don't forget to have an open house so that we can come and see it in person!

Shelley said...

It is wonderful Marta....god luck and much blessings on your adventures of setting up home.....I know in the end it will be all you ever dreamed of....God bless

Sares said...

Did you add these pictures later? I could have sworn they weren't here the first time I read this post. The new shop looks great! I can not wait to see your vision, I know it's going to be marvelous! Love all the trees. I miss trees where I live now, there aren't many.

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Anonymous said...

wow wow wow
so wonderful.
Beth Marie

Terry Lee said...

you GO girl! it looks awesome and i know you're going to do that magic that you do so well and turn it into a place of beauty and eye candy! can't wait to attend your grand opening! :-)

congrats, marta.

terry lee

vintagesue said...

if i ever make it back to fort hood, i will live in your lil shop. it is yours, yours, yours. you do with it what you like. good for you marta...
you have magic.
dream a a dream....
it's all the same.
you are making it happen.
take care

Anonymous said...

Congratulations. You will be very happy there. It looks like a lot of work now but you can do it at your pace and do it your way.
Glad to hear this economy is working out for someone.